Lookback: August – The 2016 Flatmattersonline Year End Awards

August is often the busiest month of the year on the site, and it certainly got started with a bang on August 1st! The man of the moment, Viki Gomez fresh back from the 2016 World Circuit title in Brazil goes back to the core day to day sessions at his home spot in Luxembourg and just like the CORE Part 1, this delivers at the highest level!

Highlights for me:
– The opening rolling dump truck pivot backwards xft ice cream pivot opposite side two footed dump truck pivot xft ice cream line is just beautiful and took me back to the riding of Dan Rigby, amazing!
– X bar steam kickflip regular bar halfpacker pivot opposite xft hitch xft halfhiker body varial to halfpacker at 00:39!
– I know it’s not new, but the hang ten pressure jump steam Viki does at 1:03 is timeless, execution is also on point!
– Backwards crackpacker in circles carved back to forwards crackpacker steam kick flip crackpacker, the technicality and sheer variety of moves Viki has is just incredible! This is years and years of crafting to get to this level, I could go on and on, but I’ll leave it here.

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Lookback: April – The 2016 Flatmattersonline Year End Awards

The clocks go forward one hour, that feel good factor that the extra daylight brings, more riding time equals more time filming and documenting what you do. April was a busy month!

Deco’s Chad Degroot kicked off the month and had this to say:

“Since I starting riding my head wants me to learn as much as possible and this includes bars backwards tricks. The beginning of this link I learned this day so to make more smooth flow and no scuffing. The middle has been a gem and great feeling to whip the backend around with no brakes and keep speed. The end is bars backwards and played a huge head game for a bit because I had to push so much momentum to get into the backyard position and pump to keep speed. Real excited to move past the 15 second persona and get onto the longer story of this trick.”

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Lookback: March – The 2016 Flatmattersonline Year End Awards

March is always a good month, springtime is coming and after a long winter its nice to be able to ride outside again. Not to mention generally there is a whole lot more content coming through from riders worldwide.

On the first day of March, Paul Chamberlain just dropped a real nice promo for the Down Underground 2016 series, filmed at his local riding spot in Summer Hill. Plenty of awesome hang 5 variations in signature Paul Chamberlain smooth style, well worth watching again.

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Benjamin Jam Edit by Jimalog

With Benjamin Hudson in Tokyo, Japan recently for the G Shock contest, it’s as good of an excuse for a jam at the Matsudo Mori No Hall 21 riding spot in Chiba. Combine one of the best scenes, and Jimalog and your onto a winner!
Watch the whole edit and enjoy the vibe with the riders feeding off each other, featuring amazing and diverse riding from Benjamin Hudson, Masashi Itani, Naoki Watanabe,Yu Shoji, Shuichi Osada, Akihiko Takahashi, Tomohiro”Penipee” Katayama, Koh Yoshida, Takuji Kasahara, Kazuma Nakajima, Moto Sasaki, Takumi Matsumoto and Yuki Itoh. Good times in Chiba!

Chiba Cup 2016 OpenClass Final

Stoked to see the return of BMX Boze today! Great coverage from the Chiba Cup OpenClass Final this weekend that Moto Sasaki won! Great riding from Mizuki Takahata, Akihiko Takahashi, Takahiro Enoki, Takahiro Ito, Shuichi Osada, Shuichi Osada, Takuya Higa, and Moto Sasaki! Don’t miss this one!

Matsudo Year End Jam 2015

MATSUDO YEAR END JAM 2015 from JIMALOG1985 on Vimeo.

Jimalog kills the editing duties on this annual Matsudo Year End Jam edit from the 2015 event. Featuring amazing diverse riding and good vibes from Yuta Watanabe, Toshiyuki “Toshivis” Yoshioka, Shohei “Tenga” Iwanaga, Seiya Kainuma, Takahiro “Eno-yang” Enoki, Akihiko Takahashi,Seiya Kainuma, MIzuki Takahata, Takumi Matsumoto and Adam Kun.

Clap -Two Day DVD

Japanese DVDS largely seem to go under the radar, stoked to see this Clap Two day DVD uploaded today by Space DDDude (whoever you are, thank you!) Grab a cuppa and enjoy some great riding from Akihiko Takahashi, Hiroyuki Iwaki, Makoto Ogasawara, Minehito Shinzato, Moto Sasaki, Shinichi “RUSSIA” Kiba, Shuichi Osada, Yasuhiro Uehara and Yosuke Yamaguchi.